Monday, November 24, 2008

Nancy Beckage Receives Honorary Doctorate

Nancy Beckage, an ETOX faculty member, recently received an honorary doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in recognition of her achievements in the disciplines of insect endocrinology and insect immunology with impacts on agriculture. Our congratulations to Nancy for this very nice recognition. Above is a picture of Nancy receiving the award.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

ETOX Grad Students Bowling Night

On Wednesday evening Nov. 19, the ETOX and Environmental Science graduate students went bowling. I didn't see a lot of bowling photos but they seemed to have a good time. Below are a few pictures from the evening.

Lynnie Cua

Si Bui, Gayatri Sankaran and Noriko Nishino

Katy Zimmermann and Melinda Bigelow Dyk

Ola (ENSC alumna), Melinda, and Kelly Thrippleton

Richard Belcher

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

UCR represented at Green Chemistry Conference

Yesterday, Nov. 10, there was a conference at the Beckman Center at UC Irvine focusing on Green Chemistry and Environmental Health. It was interesting to hear and see many of the prominent advocates of Green Chemistry and hear the perspectives of those of a like mind in the Environmental Health field. I attended with five or six of graduate students from UCR. Above is a picture of a number of us outside of the Beckman Center.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Yinsheng Wang appointed Chair of the ETOX Program

Our congratulations to Yinsheng Wang who has been appointed Chair of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program. Yinsheng is a member of the Chemistry Department and has an active research program in the area of oxidative damage to DNA. We look forward to working with Yinsheng as he takes the leadership of the Program. Details about Yinsheng's research as well as a nice picture of his research group can be found by clicking here.

Visit with Eric Kwok

Earlier this week following a meeting in Sacramento, I was able to drop by and have a nice visit with ETOX alumnus Eric Kwok (Ph.D., 1993) at CalEPA. In addition to being an active family man, Eric has recently completed a major risk assessment document on o-phenylphenol and a couple of years ago, successfully completed the D.A.B.T. exam. Above is a photo of Eric with his DABT certificate. It was nice to see Eric and to hear more about his achievements.